Two days after our ascent of Mount Marcy, Ashley and I decided to take a quick trip up Lower Wolf Jaw in the Adirondacks.
Lower Wolf Jaw is the highest peak at the tail end of the Great Range, a chain of mountains in the heart of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
This would be #32 on the Adirondack 46ers list and #92 on the Northeast 111 (115) club list.
For Ashley, this would be #3 on the Adirondack 46er list.
We decided to come in through St. Huberts via the West River Trail and the Wedge Brook Trail for a "not the norm" climb of LWJ, as most climbers come in through the Great Range Trail and Johns Brook.
Elevation gain: 2900 feet
Trip length: 8.4 miles round trip.
|Ashley at the trail head ranger station at the edge of the Ausable Club.|
|A sign marking one of the bridges crossing a brook that feeds into the Ausable River.|
|The falls at the West River Trail / Wedge Brook Trail junction.|
|Ashley at the falls, and totally pumped to start the ascent.|
|A section of the wooded Wedge Brook Trail known as FernGully.|
|From the mostly wooded peak of Lower Wolf Jaw, looking North.|
|Looking up the range from LWJ.|
|Enjoying a snack on the summit before we attempt to beat the rain and head down.|
|Another picture from the summit of LWJ.|